|Scientific Name||Leucophyllum frutescens||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LEFR3|
|Common Name||Texas Purple Sage, Texas Barometer-bush, Cenizo||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33629|
|Family||Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)||Wildflower Center Reference||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, calcareous soils desert arroyo and scrub areas; widely cultivated in Texas.
Plant: Medium-sized compact shrub, usually 2 to 5 tall, up to 8 feet tall.
Leaves: Soft obovate, up to 1-1/4 inches long, covered by short silvery hairs giving a silvery gray-green appearance on the lower surfaces and more greenish on the upper, alternately-attached.
Inflorescence: Bell-shaped lavender-pink blossoms about 1 inch long, 5-lobed corolla with hairy throat and orange-dotted white blotch inside; blooms after rains.
Bloom period: May to September.
References: "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey, Flora of North America and American Southwest.
Note: These images are from cultivated plants.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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